Merle Haggard Biography

Merle Ronald Haggard is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.

By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 1994, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Merle Haggard
Full Name:
Merle Ronald Haggard
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Fiddler, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Record producer
Date of Birth:
April 6, 1937 (82)
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Marriages
Merle Haggard Timeline
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